Jazzy Brunch Was the Bee’s Knees

The Jazzy Brunch held at No More Empty Cups on August 6th celebrated local foods from local farmers while highlighting MJER Help, a food entrepreneur who is growing their business in the shared-use kitchen at the Food Hub. Both familiar and new supporters enjoyed a locally sourced meal with seasonal cocktails accompanied by smooth jazz

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Entrepreneurs Aim for Success with Business Coaching

No More Empty Pots and Wells Fargo have partnered for the second Entrepreneurship Invitational. Entrepreneurs will compete to earn up to $1,000 for their food-related business. Throughout the competition, they will have access to resources and mentorship which will support their journey to success. Business plans have been submitted and eight entrepreneurs will pitch their

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Project Localize in Omaha Expands to Three Schools

Project Localize in Omaha is an educational program that helps classrooms identify and promote sustainable economic, cultural and social progress in their communities. In Project Localize we work with schools to engage students in local foods discovery at school gardens and nearby farms. Students share what they find in their own voice through artistic photo collage and editing in collaboration

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Library cooking demo brings holiday cheer


No More Empty Pots is no stranger to cooking demos at the library. For the past five years Washington Branch library of the Omaha Public Library system hosted a holiday cooking demonstration. This year was no exception. However for the first time, the youth participants were all young men under 18. One participant, Donald, is a student at North High Magnet and shared that he will get extra credit for engaging in the class on Saturday.

Susan and Neva took turns leading the class to create three seasonal recipes. Our fearless participants read the ingredients and instructions to group, tested each recipe, diligently tasting the product and eagerly offering suggestions of salt, vanilla extract, jalapenos, etc.

When youth grow food they are more likely to eat it. The same happens when they prepare a dish. Each participant tasted each edition of the recipe to determine what would make it taste better. Once satisfied with the changes, they ate it all! Each went home with leftover ingredients and recipes so that they could try their hands at making the dishes at home. Probably the most encouraging quote of the day, “I’m going to sign my mom up for this class!”

See you in 2017 at the library!

Read and/or download the recipes here.  Enjoy!


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